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Book Review of Bibliophile- An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount

I highly recommend this book to authors, readers and collectors.

When one of my many trips to the library, I asked a bubbly library assistant if she could order me some books on book collecting. She was so eager to help that though some were not what I wanted they were still of interest. As they came in one by one from other libraries I went to pick them up and one day this book was among the ones they ordered for me. I didn’t look at it very well at the library and waited till I got home and then began reading it immediately. I was attracted by the bright colorful pages, the fun pictures and the useful information. I’m not sure why I was, but I was so enthralled with the book that as soon as I read it I ordered it.

Whether you are an author, a collector or an avid reader, you will find this book delightful. It breaks down books into genres and then the most popular and most sold. It lets you in on some famous authors secrets and even their writing rooms. It gives you photos of some famous author’s pets. It gives you an idea of how the whole world gets its books and shows you the libraries. Some libraries are mobile, some are simply no bigger than the cart of a donkey or the saddlebags of the borough. It reveals many kinds of free libraries that sit on posts rather than in buildings.

It shows many covers of some famous books and how the covers changed over time.  It shows you books in which food takes a large part. There is a map showing the most important or popular book in each country.

The text is fun and so interesting, but the illustrations make the book. I highly recommend this 2018 book and believe any author, avid reader or bibliophile should own this fun book.

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